University of South Florida
College of Public Health
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3805
The primary objective of the MPH in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief is to provide an individual with a foundation in public health and the tools to enter the profession of a disaster and humanitarian aid worker at the supervisory level. Upon completing the eight concentration courses the student will have covered most topics related to the disaster cycle with a specific emphasis on the recovery phase within the context of a Humanitarian Complex Emergency. The culminating Capstone course, the Special Project and the Field Experience will assess the student's knowledge base and self-assess their capacity to complete written documents and hands-on experience as a specialist in the public health expertise of disaster management and humanitarian assistance.
This program is designed to develop or improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in community emergencies at the global or domestic level. Upon completion of the degree the student will:
Applications are submitted electronically through the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS). Deadline dates for spring, summer and fall semesters along with required documents (e.g., transcript, essay, two letters of reference, GRE scores) can all be found at the SOPHAS website; www.sophas.org. Visit the site, review the minimum requirements (e.g., four year degree, GRE scores, application fee), and begin putting your papers together. It is quick and efficient. If you have any questions see the contact information below.
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Data and Statistics
Year MPH program initiated: 2009/2010
Number of current students in the program:
Degree Seeking: 30
Certificates only: 127
Prevailing discipline: public health
Wayne W. Westhoff, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., C.H.E.S., I.D.H.A.
College of Public Health, Department of Global Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: +1 (813) 974-6621
Pre-admission Counseling and Advising, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: +1 (813) 974-6665
Fax: +1 (813) 974-4718